Meat Free Monday recipes

Rich Tomato Sauce
Linda McCartney
Recipe Serves: 6

This goes really well with pasta, bean burgers, grilled vegetables, vegetarian sausages or steamed long grain rice.


1 ½ kilos ripe tomatoes, peeled, or 2 cans of plum tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tbs tomato paste
1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano or parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp brown sugar (optional)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cut fresh or canned tomatoes into small cubes. Heat the olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste, then the herbs. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Simmer gently, for approx 25 minutes. Add a little water if it gets too thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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